San Diego Lemon Law
Ford Focus and Fiesta Transmission Problems

Do you own a Ford Focus or Fiesta?  Then you need to read this article.

For the past year, I've been having a lot of clients come to me saying the same thing.  They own a Ford Focus or Fiesta, model years 2011 through 2015.  The transmission has symptoms of slipping, shaking and vibrating and referred to as a “clutch shudder”.  This has resulted in the clutch “slipping” so severely that they are fearful of their safety when they drive it.

This is caused by is a well-known defect in this transmission, the PowerShift, apparently resulting from defective shaft seals.  I am successful in getting these cars bought back from my clients, but it's a long haul, and you need to know exactly what Ford is looking for in order to get these cases settled.

If you have one of these cars, find a local experienced Lemon Law attorney to consult.  I advise you not to sign up with one of the class actions that you'll find on the internet; they won't get you a full buyback.

In the meantime, follow the general rules I've laid out here.  Make sure you take the car in and complain about the problems, make sure they write that into a repair order, and make sure you keep the repair orders.

Feel free to give me a call or send me an e-mail if you have any questions about the Ford Focus and Fiesta transmission issues.


See you next time! 

© 2016 Douglas C. Sohn

Doug Sohn is a San Diego attorney specializing in Lemon Law cases.  He is a native of San Diego and lives in the North County with his wife, Cheri, and 1 of their 5 children.  Cheri also works with Doug in the practice.

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